Our Waterjet Cutting Services
At Impax, we are consistently utilizing the versatility of Waterjet Cutting technology to add value to our customers’ applications.
By proper application of Waterjet technology, Impax can cut the following materials:
- Stainless Steel
- Carbon Steel
- Ceramic Tile
- Armor Plate
- Armor Plating
Our waterjet machinery enables a fast turnaround on parts, while still maintaining the high-quality results in custom manufacturing that lmpax is known for. We offer full-service engineering with our Waterjet Cutting services, full 3D solid modeling capability with Solidworks, 24-hour priority quotations and competitive pricing. Impax waterjet machinery can handle material up to 60” x 120” and several inches thick.
Advantages of Waterjet Cutting:
Machine Quality Finish Using Waterjet Machinery
Compared to saw cutting, routing, plasma cut, and laser cutting; Waterjet cut finish stands alone. With a smoother, more sandblasted look, free of burnt edges, chips, burrs, and slag, it can save you in unnecessary finishing costs. Waterjet Cutting is in fact considered a “finish cut” and is typically used for signs and displays, most popular for its aesthetics.
No Heat Affected Zone With Waterjet
Unlike laser or plasma cutting that could cause burning or melting, where the cut areas material can become chemically altered due to heat, Waterjet cut parts remain unaffected, due to the fact that water is the medium being used. Water is well known for its insulation and absorption of heat. This can be very critical on applications where the material cannot show any signs of burning or discoloration, or on materials that cannot be cut with laser due to burning, with toxins released into the atmosphere.
No Mechanical Stresses
The very nature of Waterjet cutting places no mechanical stresses into the workpiece. No side pressures are created because Waterjet pressure is forced downward, forcing the material onto the table, therefore clamping and fixturing is very minimal and could practically be non-existent. Because there is no metal-on-metal contact, no heat is created, and Waterjet machining does not introduce any stresses into the material as well.